• Pretty Woman Vs Pillow Talk
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    The marriage plot has been quite prominent in the film industry over the past few decades. The plot that is characterized by its lead woman "getting" the lead man and vice versa, has contributed to such movie blockbusters as Pretty Woman and the classic film, Pillow Talk. While both films can be classifies as containing marriage plots, the films share other similarities as well. However, in regards to the marriage plot, Pretty Woman follows the pattern much more fluently and precisely that does ...
  • American Dream Film Films Vietnam
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    How has the "American Dream" been translated into popular film? Refer to at least four films. The American Dream is an often mentioned and well-known term used to describe the ideology of the United States of America. Despite the common usage of the term it is not always completely understood and so requires, at least, a brief introduction and definition. P Mueller in his writing Star Trek and the American Dream claims that .".. to some the American dream is just 'from rags to riches', to others...
  • Modernism And Cinderella Politically Correct
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    April 25, 2000 Research Writing Though there are many fairy tales that have been created through the years, Cinderella is into our subconscious by stimulating the part of us that sympathizes with the mistreatment of Cinderella. Others say that the theme of a down-and-out poor girl rising up to become rich and happy appeals to any normal person. This theme is the common bond between all the stories. Recently, however, modern versions of the tale have surfaced in an attempt to relate to modern aud...
  • Pretty Woman Vivian Edward Movie
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    The Hollywood movie Pretty Woman (1990) is about a prostitute in Hollywood, marrying an extremely rich businessman, in spite of her mutual distrust and prejudice. The movie contains the basic narrative of the Cinderella tale: through the love and help of a man of a higher social position, a girl of a lower social status moves up to join the man at his level. Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) in Pretty Woman comes from a small town in Georgia, and works as a prostitute on the streets of Hollywood to su...
  • Pygmalion Professor Higgins
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    I chose the archetype The prostitute with a heart of gold. An archetype is defined as a universal idea that can take many forms, appearing spontaneously, at any time, at any place, and without any outside influence (Pygmalions Word Play, Carl Jung, p. 82). When present in the unconscious, an archetype shapes thoughts, feelings, moods, speech, and actions. The prostitute with a heart of gold originated in early Greek mythology as the story of Pygmalion. Next, a more modern version called My Fair...
  • Pretty Woman Is An Appropriation Of Pygmalion
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    Pretty Woman is an appropriation of the play by Bernard Shaw called Pygmalion, because it's characters, plot and central theme can all be closely linked. Both Vivian Ward's and Eliza Doolittle's transformation into society's 'ideal women' undertakes the same central journey, with pivotal moments in character development similar to each other. Both women come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and through the help of their male counterparts, in the text, achieve confidence and self worth. Through th...
  • Pretty Woman Film Evaluation
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    The film Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, tells a story of a rich upper class businessman who falls in love with a Los Angeles prostitute. The film follows the interaction between Edward Lewis, who has a high social standing, and Vivian Ward, who is deemed as belonging to the lowest class of society. These essentially superficial positions in society give an insight into the nature of the interaction between the characters throughout the film. As a result of their business-...
  • Cinderella Vs Pretty Woman
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    Cinderella is one of the most popular and imitated fairytales ever created. There have been over seven hundred versions of the classic Cinderella tale written spanning from ninth century China to contemporary America. The two most basic and popular classic versions include the Charles Perrault, "Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper" and the German variant, "Assenputtel" collected by the Grimm brothers (Heiner). The Cinderella tale framework has been translated into contemporary cinema and can ...